2/2021: Well today is Wezley Griffin’s last day as a postdoc in the lab. We wish him all the best on a new position at St. Judes.
1/2021: MCM9 paper is online at JBC. Congrats to David, Wezley, and Kathleen!
12/2020: Welcome to Lauren Butterworth. First year graduate student joining the TRAKLAB.
10/2020: Matt and Joe’s paper is published in NAR. Congrats!
9/2020: Matt’s last day in the lab. Good luck! AND Thanks for the past 5+ years!
8/2020: Overdue lab party in the park to celebrate all the student accomplishments.
8/2020: Big hearty congratulations to Dr. Matthew Cranford for passing his PhD defense. Matt is my 7th grad student, and on to the Cortez lab at Vanderbilt for a Postdoc.
7/2020: Congrats to 3rd year students, Joe and David for passing their candidacy exam!
7/2020: Congrats to 2rd year student, Anthony for passing his 2nd year exam!
6/2020: Himasha’s bio-protocols paper has now been published. Mapping binding orientation of proteins on DNA using site-directed footprinting techniques
6/2020: Matt’s preprint characterizing the second hand off for translesion synthesis has be posted online. bioRxiv
4/2020: Happy and grateful to announce that Promotion to Full Professor has been approved.
11/19/2019: Kathlene Klinzing won a $500 award from the Honors college to continue her undergraduate research project!
10/31/2019: Happy Halloween from the Traklab.
10/29/2019: Himasha’s first author paper is now online at Elife. Congrats!
10/11/2019: Superstar undergrad, Kathlene Klinzing won first prize in the poster competition at the ASBMB North TX Regional meeting.
10/09/2019: Amazing visit with Patrick Sung (UTHS).
10/01/2019: Welcome to three new rotations students, Hannah Brandon, Malisaha Welikala, and Connor Song
09/15/2019: So grateful to have new finding from the NIH for our MCM8/9 project! 1R15GM135791-01
08/26/2019: Happy to be a part of the ACS TOXI session going forward as Vice Chair in 2020 along with Penny Beuning
07/26/2019: Michael was voted the 2023 CoChair of the FASEB Helicases and Translocases Meeting. Along with Beth Tran and Katrin Paeschke
03/25/2018: Michael B talking at an URSA platform presentation. He also had the best designed poster (IMO).
03/23/2018: “Synthetic polymers as substrates for a DNA-sliding clamp protein” accepted in Biopolymers. link
03/21/2018: Science Outreach, Cub Scout Science at Baylor
02/11/2018: Amazing Fusion Replication/Repair Meeting in Cancun! Look there I am!
1/3/2018: Welcome to 2 new graduate students who joined the Traklab. David M and Joe K. Looking forward great things ahead.
11/3/2017: Congrats for former Traklab member Sean and Shiva for publishing an interesting story on the DnaB Helicase in JBC. link
10/30/2017: Michael gives a talk on DNA helicases at ACS-SWRM.
9/22/2017: Trakselis colloquium talk in own department at Baylor. Always nice to talk with friendly colleagues.
9/20/2017: New Traklab group Photo.
9/3/2017: Big welcome to two new undergraduate researchers Maria Potes and Joy Hoang!!
9/1/2017: We warmly welcome Wezley Griffin from UAMS starting as a postdoc in the lab. Many thanks to the Raney lab for training him up!
8/30/2017: Our review on Polymerase Subsitutions is accepted in ACS Chemical Toxicology. link
8/11/2017: Michael B presenting his B-TRUE work over the summer to the Research Dean
6/23/2017: Matt and Aurea’s Supraholoenzyme paper is out in NAR. This is some nice work. link
6/1/2017: We welcome Michael Bougoulias as our inaugural B-TRUE undergraduate researcher for the summer.
6/1/2017: Michael has become the Graduate Affairs Director for the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department at Baylor.
6/1/2017: Review on CMG and DNA crosslink bypass out now. Nice tossing ideas around with Bob Brosh and Michael Siedman http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1568786417301696 …
5/2/2017: End of the Semester Lab Picture. Not a bad looking group.
4/27/2017: Tonight is the night. “DNA Acrobatics in the cell”
@MaybornMuseum at 7pm. 6:30 pm for cookies and chat.
4/23/2017: Michael is speaking at ASBMB in Chicago on the role of the excluded strand in Helicase activity.
4/22/2017: Science March in Chicago with some of my closest friend/scientists.
4/23/2017: At the Keystone DNA replication and Recombination meeting in Santa Fe, NM with Matt and I both presenting our work.
2/9/2017: DNA Outreach to the local Cub Scout Troop 308.
1/27/2017: Prof T. gives a talk at BCM Department of Human Genetics.
1/10/2017: Happy New Year and welcome to Sam Spradlin, our newest undergraduate researcher.
12/16/2016: Trakselis Christmas Party.
12/15/2016: Welcome to the newest Graduate Students in the Trakselis lab, Himasha Perera and Megan Behrmann!
12/5/2016: Happy to present our Helicase work at the Zing NA Conference in Tampa!
9/1/2016: Welcome new undergraduates to the lab. Pavithra, Priyanka, Saie, and Megan!
8/1/2016: Time to get to work! Thanks NSF!!!!
7/26/2016: Lab Bowling night. Scoreboard y’all !!!
7/14/2016: Congrats to Dr. Sean Carney, PhD who successfully defended his thesis. On to Harvard.
7/5/2016: Welcome to Harrison Howe who joined our lab as an incoming summer science student! Riches are ahead!
6/5/2016: Welcome to Carolyn Palmer who joins us for the Summer from UMass Amherst in out NSF Sponsored REU Program.
5/16/2016: The 6th Annual Stone Symposium is happening at Baylor. We welcome Prof Guengerich and all other speakers. This years theme is “Processing of Biological Polymers”
5/13/2016: Congratulations to Katie, Danae, and Carly for graduating from Baylor!! Best of luck for the future.
5/11/2016: Our Twinkle Helicase paper in collaboration with the Brosh Lab has been accepted at JBC!
5/5/2016: The Trakselis lab as well as other Cancer researchers at Baylor are in the news again.
Baylor Arts & Sciences magazine, Spring 2016: Combatting Cancer
4/25/2016: Our review paper in Methods is now online. “The Excluded DNA Strand is SEW Important for Hexameric Helicase Unwinding” link
4/16/2016: Danae competed in the Undergraduate Research Symposium and won 3rd Place. Congratulations Danae!!
4/6/2016: Katie, Carly, and Danae are presenting their undergraduate research at a poster session at Baylor URSA. They Won First Prize in the Chemistry/Biochemistry Division. Congrats!!
4/4/2016: Our paper on mapping the external DNA binding sites on MCM by HDX-MS is accepted in JBC!!2/6/2016: The review on hexameric helicases is published in F1000 Research.2/5/2016: Trakselis lab is in the News again in the Baylor Magazine.
2/2/2016: The Trakselis Lab is in the News! See the article in the Lariat.
Baylor’s research team of faculty and students study enzyme’s role in genetic replication and repair
11/4-7/2015: Prof. Trakselis is giving at talk at the SERMACS-SWRM regional ACS meeting in Memphis.
11/4-7/2015: Matt Cranford is presenting his work on DNA polymerases at the SERMACS-SWRM regional ACS meeting in Memphis.
7/26-31/2015: Prof. Trakselis is presenting at the FASEB Helicases Meeting in Steamboat Springs, CO.
7/19-24/2015: Prof. Trakselis is attending the FASEB Genetic Recombination Meeting in Steamboat Spring, CO.
7/7/2015: Welcome to incoming Baylor student, Benji Son, participating in our Summer Science Program.
6/26/2015: The Trakselis lab finished third in the Chemistry Department Volleyball Tournament.
6/1/2015: Big welcome to Preston Jones (Georgia Reagents University) for joining the Trakselis Laboratory for a NSF sponsored summer REU program.
5/4/2015: Congratulations to Elizabeth Jeffries, PhD for successfully passing her PhD Defense!
4/2015: Prof. Trakselis gave Colloquium talk at Baylor Institute for Immunology Research.
3/2015: A big welcome to Shiva Gomathinayagam, PhD for joining the Trakselis Lab as a postdoc. Shiva comes from St. Louis Medical School and Prof Alessandro Vindigni’s laboratory. Shiva also just got married. Congrats!
3/2015: A big welcome to Aurea Chu, PhD for joining the Trakselis Lab as a postdoc. Aurea got her PhD with Shelia David at UC Davis and then did a short postdoc at U. Wash before coming to Baylor.
3/2015: Prof. Trakselis gave Colloquium talk at UIC department of Chemistry.
2/25/2015: It does snow in Waco!
12/2014: Prof. Trakselis is doing “DNA Day” at Woodway Elementary for their Science Stars. Thanks to NEB for their support and materials!
12/2014: A big welcome to Matthew Cranford for joining the Trakselis Lab as the first graduate student at Baylor!!
12/2014: Prof. Trakselis is giving a talk at the Zing Nucleic Acids Conference in Cancun.
11/2014: Renovation on the Trakselis Lab is beginning.
11/2014: Prof. Trakselis is giving a Colloquium Talk at Northeastern Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology.
10/2014: Prof. Trakselis at Science Day at Woodway Elementary. Looking at Bacteria for the “Science Battle”
09/2014: Photos of the Trakselis Laboratory in the Baylor Sciences Building
08/2014: The Trakselis Laboratory has moved to Baylor University Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry in sunny Waco, TX.